Monday, January 4, 2010

What Did You Read This Week? ReBooWee 5

2010 is here and opens up a new year of wonderful opportunities and dreams. But for now it is time to give you a ReBooWee (Read a Book a Week) update. So far I have successfully accomplished my goal of reading one book a week and I have loved it. There are four more weeks to go in my initial challenge, and I foresee finishing it without any problems.

This week I finally read The Prairie Grass Murders written by my friend and NCW cohort Patricia Stoltey. I was taken on a thrilling ride which included all the twists, turns and surprises of a good mystery novel. (Thanks Pat!)

"Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors."
~ Joseph Addison ~

I hope you will set aside some time this week for the diversion of reading. It will be well worth it.

What did you read last week? What did you enjoy about it?

10 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

I only read one book this past week with the New Year's holiday. Hope to do better this week.

I read John M. Tippets "Hearts of Courage." It's a true story about his father and the ordeal he survived when his plane crushed in the Alaska wilderness in the 1040s.

I'll have a review of the book posted on my blog Wednesday
http://www.masoncanyon.blogspot.com

It's a very interesting book. I'm freezing at 24 degrees here. I can't image what Tippets and the others went through.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks for the mention and kind words, Kerrie.

The holiday week (with all my favorite TV shows on break) allowed me to be a reading overachiever -- I finished reading my third novel just last night.

First I finished the second vampire psychologist novel, "Dark Harvest", by Colorado author Lynda Hilburn. Lynda's books are fast-paced, steamy, and well-written (but I still don't like vampires).

I switched to Harlan Coben next and read two of his suspense novels back to back: "Gone for Good" and "The Woods." It's so hard for me to put down one of his books...what a great week!

coffeelvnmom said...

I'm on my third book in the last few days. I read "Dear John", "Mrs. Kimble" and am reading "Love the One You're With". I have a feeling I'll be taking a break after I finish that one though.

Kerrie said...

Mason, I'm with you. I only read one book. But, wow, Pat and CoffeMom, you guys were reading addicts this week. Good for you!

~Sia McKye~ said...

I'm in the process of reading Rescue me. I finished up Highland Sword last week. Plus I've been reading a non-fiction book of inspiration on drawing close to God. Plus doing my writing. I'm in the middle of doing a GMC chart to be sure this new story has enough conflict. So far, the characters aren't talking a lot, but I sure am hearing their music, lolol!

carolynyalin said...

I read Wake and Face by Lisa McMann. They were very good, and I look forward to the third book in the series.

Woodswoman d'Italia said...

I finished reading The Art of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein, and am nearly finished with Trans-Sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian. Snuck in one Alice Munro short story as well, this week.

I'm in three book groups, so I re-read Guernsey Literary, etc., and am headed toward Deep Water Passage, a memoir by Anne Linnea. So many books, so little time!

Carol Kilgore said...

Finally I got to read again. FOREVER FATAL by San Antonio author Nancy Glass West.

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Kerrie said...

A big thumbs up to everyone. You are inspiring me to keep going and maybe one of these weeks, I will read 2 books!

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